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6:20 pm-6:30 pm- Online networking (feel free to byob!)

6:30pm-7:30 pm – Learning How to Build Event Streaming Applications with Pac-Man, Ricardo Ferreira, Confluent

7:30-8:00pm – Q&A and more networking
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Ricardo Ferreira, Developer Advocate, Confluent

Title of Talk:
Learning How to Build Event Streaming Applications with Pac-Man

Since Pac-Man was originally released in the ’80s, it has been a beacon of fun and joy for people of all ages. What few people know is that this game can also be used to inspire developers on how to build event streaming applications. In this near-zero-slides talk, attendees will get to see the game being deployed in AWS straight from the GitHub repository, and once deployed they will play with the game to generate events. As they play, the presenter will write from scratch a scoreboard using ksqlDB – an event streaming technology built out of Kafka Streams. Finally, an Serverless API will be used to monitor in near real-time the computed aggregated statistics from the game, revealing whoever is the most proficient Pac-Man player in the room.

Ricardo is a Developer Advocate at Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka. He has over 22 years of experience working with software engineering, where he specialized in SOA, Big Data, Cloud, and Serverless. Prior to Confluent, he worked for other vendors such as Oracle, Red Hat and IONA Technologies, as well as several consulting firms. While not working he enjoys grilling steaks on his backyard with his family and friends, where he gets the chance to talk about anything that is not IT related. Currently, he lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, and son. Follow Ricardo on Twitter: @riferrei
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